Support, Opportunity, and Education for East Texas Writers

Click here to read the January 2018  issue of The Next Chapter

No matter what kind of writing you do, if you are a writer in the East Texas area, we welcome you! We have a lot to offer our members: monthly meetings, workshops, and good old-fashioned camaraderie. Have a look around on our site,  then visit us at our next meeting. We can’t wait to meet you!

Upcoming Meetings

We usually meet two times a month. The second Monday of the month is our General Meeting where a speaker presents a program related to writing, editing,  or publishing, etc.  The third Monday is a Business Meeting followed by Nutz & Boltz. Nutz & Boltz is a time when members to network and share helpful information with each other. Times and locations are as shown below:

Business Meeting

When:  January 22, 2018  5P.M. at Panera Bread, Tyler, TX before the Conference Committee Meeting

Agenda: TBA

General Meeting

When: Monday,  January  8, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Where:  Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Genecov Rm. on North Broadway, Tyler, TX 

Agenda: TBA

Nutz & Boltz Meeting

When:  Cancelled due to TJC Campus Closed for Martin Luther King Day

Where: TJC West Campus, 1530 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, TX

Agenda: TBA

We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about ETWG and how you can join us. Visitors are always welcome. After attending up to three meetings as a guest, we encourage you to join. Our mission is to provide support, opportunity, and education for writers of all genres and levels of experience. Come see what we’re all about!

 Writing Tip of the week

Five Great Writing Tips For 2018 Courtesy of Sharon James McGee at

  1. Schedule time to write, ideally every day.
  2. Set short-term goals and reward yourself for accomplishing them.
  3. Write before and after you write.
  4. Keep a research/writing journal.
  5. Join a writing group.